The girls from Brooklyn are leaving us (sob)
Waaah – we don’t want this news to be true, but it seems the millennials from Brooklyn are all grown up.
HBO has confirmed that hit TV show Girls, which is written by Lena Dunham and produced by Judd Apatow, is wrapping up after the sixth season. No – say it isn’t so!
Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, confirmed the news recently and said: ’Dunham and her brilliant collaborators, including Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, have given HBO a signature series of rare wit and intelligence. They are exceptional talents, and I can’t wait to see what Lena, Jenni and Judd have in store for the final seasons of this unique show, and look forward to working with them on future projects.’
Lena Dunham added: ‘I can’t imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than Girls. The freedom and support that HBO has given Jenni, Judd and me is something rare and beautiful. The commitment and originality of our actors has been stunning, and our crew is truly my family. I conceived Girls when I was 23 and now I’m nearly 30 – the show has quite perfectly spanned my 20s, the period of time that it’s about – and so it feels like the right time to wrap our story up.
‘We look forward to creating a sixth season that will honour our amazing cast, crew and fans. And in the Girls universe, nothing ever ends too neatly.’
Hmm, we’re hoping that this either means the series ending is going to be just as hilarious and angsty as the rest of the show has been, or that Lena will be leaving things open for the possibility of a spin-off series in the future or even (wait for it) a big-screen adaptation. Girls: The Movie – just imagine the hilarity that could ensue.
For those of you who haven’t been watching the story of Hannah Hogarth, the aspiring writer who moves to NYC to try and make it big while navigating her way through casual relationships, friendship dramas and the whole issue of just being in your 20s, we’re currently waiting for the fifth series to air on February 21st. And we can confirm that the series has been our personal guide to being a female since it hit our screens in 2012.
However, the last time we checked, Hannah and her mates didn’t have their shit together at all (which is totally fine because we don’t really know any woman in her 20s who does right now) but does Lena’s decision to wrap things up after the sixth series (when the main characters all reach 30 years-old) mean that we should all have our own lives sorted by this age? Because actually, we’re still taking Domino’s for breakfast (cold might we add) and really enjoy feeling like our questionable lifestyle choices are supported by Hannah’s own misgivings on TV. And once Girls ends we’re just going to be all alone in our mistakes…
Don’t go Hannah – we can’t make it on our own yet.